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Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) disposal and destruction methods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis sales and/or consumption identity of the product California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial cannabis products Food-grade Butter/Oil Seller’s permit number surety bond small product packaging secured area Type S share facility space operating premises Personnel Requirements Completed Temporary License Application Form manufacture cannabis products Licensee Information disposal evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin testing methods topicals A-license quality control 2019 resolutions transporting cannabis goods microbusinesses Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) secondary package procedures for inventory control licensed cannabis distributors shared-use manufacturing facilities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cannabis cultivation licensing onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2019 laws financial interest holder Local Authorization entry into the legal, regulated market public health and safety licensed cannabis cultivators conducting quality assurance review Physical address list of artificial food colorings Premises Information Premises Diagram local jurisdiction authorization cannabis waste Financial Interest Owner government warning statement label temporary license sanitary workplaces final form BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL contaminant free MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2019 important information Foreign Material Testing 2019 problems Retailer (Type 10) cannabis market waste disposal highly-concentrated oils or waxes Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing opaque exit package Moisture Content Testing Local Authorization Attachment packaging and labeling Manufacturing (non-volatile) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) definition of owner Temporary Cannabis Event CO2 and ethanol extractions Microbusiness pre-made or purchased Arranging for laboratory testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business child-resistant packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment capsules requiring refrigeration transportation Ethanol commercial cannabis activity manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) three state cannabis-licensing authorities basic nutritional information medicinal commercial cannabis activity evidence of rehabilitation packaging concentrate California Department of Public Health product formulation medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Proposed Section 40133 Terpenoids Testing contaminants supplemental label Track and Trace Cultivation less than 10,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis cartoons manufacturing activities carbohydrates and fat per serving M-license Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CDTFA seller’s permit tamper-evident limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing finished product local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations distributors exit packaging required limits regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis industries purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands potentially-hazardous foods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer edibles packaging opaque manufacturer's name commercial cannabis manufacturers 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol motor carrier permit Edibles– Products Temporary License Application Information medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity designated structure periods of 90 days extensions good manufacturing practices Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cultivation Live Scans for each owner Operating Procedures health impacts of cannabis period of 120 days public Licensee Lookup Tool alcoholic beverages Business Organizational extracts CDPH-9041 conditional license hydrocarbon-based solvents track and trace system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business recordkeeping chain of custody product as a candy prohibited destruction of cannabis goods emergency regulations Cannabis Manufacturing Premises diagram cannabis plants at least 20% ownership interest Heavy Metals Testing local jurisdiction’s requirements licensed cannabis manufacturers annual license application storage of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors Business Information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 access to the area(s) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing state cannabis licensing M-licensees CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL some nutritional facts Percentage of ownership Fingerprints three cannabis licensing authorities local jurisdiction 2019 regulations cannabis adult-use products activity for a period of 120 days labeling transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale loop system Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Distributor transport online licensing system supply chain medicinal and adult-use markets 100 mg of THC per package licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS disclosure of all criminal convictions inhalable cannabis Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Mycotoxins Testing Cannabinoids Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ingredient list Local Issuing Authority Bond in the amount of $5,000 inventory Industrial Hemp Advisory Board retailers mandated warning statements sugar Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2019 recent news Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school regulatory framework A-license and an M-license amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cannabis training written procedures for inventory control Application Checklist persons 21 years of age or older workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control informational panel licensing scheme Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market health claims Category II Residual Pesticides Testing investment into a commercial cannabis business consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal and adult-use or both markets LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS no infusion of alcohol Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school operating procedures convicted of a substantially related crime security infusion volatile solvent transportation and security Bond and Insurance Information valid waiver Form # CDPH-9041 child-resistant outer package 2019 fines compliance with local jurisdiction allergen information Individual Owner laboratory quality assurance managing member MCSB’s temporary license application Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product guidelines Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Labor peace agreement an officer or director of a cannabis business Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) The California Department of Public Health's Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles amount of sodium Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) protocol Financial information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products MCSB no added caffeine Local Jurisdictions 2019 new laws onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods secondary packaging 2019 proposed changes licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Temporary License Application licensing cannabis retailers Vehicle Requirements The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) transportation of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool 2019 compliance tinctures payable to the state of California meat and seafood, and other products primary panel requirements manufacturers who package for other producers Identifying information licensed physical location (premises) sales of cannabis goods 2019 issues Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Retailer (nonstorefront) waste management laws licensed premises aggregate interest of 20% or more security and cannabis waste disposal 2019 updates ownership premises is not within a Government testing lab Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Proposition 65 paper inserted into the packaging tobacco products licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control premises diagram at least 99% purity Temporary event up to 4 days no infusion of nicotine exception for testing laboratories licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2019 revisions Mechanical sampling standards Transport vehicles alarm system immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery diagram of the business’s layout re-sealable A-licensees edible products adult-use commercial cannabis activity labels not be attractive manufacturing practices separate applications stickers THC levels Butane/Hexane/Propane Category I Residual Pesticides Testing dried flower remove THC/CBD shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Extractions using CO2 packaging and labeling requirements Distributor Transport Only manufacturing cannabis products member manager manned motor vehicle cannabis event organizer license nonlaboratory quality control unique ID/batch number testing of cannabis goods extraction California Public Records Act license review process must enter certain events amount of THC content shipping manifest hang tag or a peel-back label commercial kitchens compliance with regulations Criminal History structure and formation documents Licensees minimum standards for extraction processes vape cartridges Transition Period testing laboratories Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch equity interest in a commercial cannabis business and more.

In addition, Monitor Cultivation Finished product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Personnel Lot Quarantine Wet weight infused butters and oils as concentrates THC Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Universal symbol CBD Cultivation site adulteration Allergen track and trace system gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Raw material Premises Limited-access area Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Quality control personnel Contact surface Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Canopy Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Cannabis product Quality control operation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Immature plant Track and trace system Pathogen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Bureau Department Applicant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Kief Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Volatile solvent Serving Validation Medium Outdoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Mixed-light cultivation Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Adulterated cannabis concentrates Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nursery package flower or pre-rolls Nonmanufactured cannabis product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 10 (Retailer) Small Indoor M-license Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Theoretical yield Manufacture UID Batch Specialty Cottage Indoor Type N – for infusions Mixed-light Tier 1 Licensee Actual yield Watts per square foot Process Pest Primary panel Mature plant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Adequate Harvest Batch Outdoor cultivation Qualified individual Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) CBD from industrial hemp Preventive controls Proposition 65 warning statement Infusion Medium Indoor Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Holding In-process material Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Package Verification Microorganisms Ingredient Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Commercial cannabis activity Processing Unique identifier Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Edible cannabis product DPH-17-010E Type 11 (Distributor) list of cannabis manufacturers Request for Live Scan Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor infused pre-rolls Extraction Component Quality Product Identity Pre-roll Small Outdoor Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Indoor Flowering Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Distribution Type P – for packaging and labeling only Dried flower Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Labeling Hazard Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Sanitize Specialty Outdoor Environmental pathogen Processor Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Track-and-trace systems Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Indoor cultivation Topical cannabis product Net weight Allergen cross-contact and more.

Last updated on November 17, 2019

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